Impact of Ramani Huria showcased in a four-day workshop

From the 23rd to the 27th of April, Ramani Huria 2.0 organised a four-day workshop that convened critical stakeholders to engage in discussion on the progress and potential of community mapping methods in Dar es Salaam.  Participants The workshop was participated by university staff, government officials, ward leaders - including wajumbe, and community members. Participants were from departments or institutions that are directly or indirectly engaged with flooding.  PHOTO; Presentation Session Presentations Participants were first introduced to OpenStreetMap - a free editable map of the whole world where anyone can view and upload/download…Read more

Community discussions on flood prevention at recent Tanzania Red Cross workshop

Ramani Huria was honoured to be part of a recent workshop organised by the Tanzania Red Cross Society as part of their project Zuia Mafuriko (Prevent Flooding). The workshop took place over two days, January 19th-20th 2016, and drew together a variety of stakeholders who play a role in flood prevention in Dar es Salaam. In addition to the Ramani Huria team, participants included members of Community Disaster Preparedness and Response Teams, Kinondoni Municipal council Executive Director, Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA), and Ruvu Water Basin Authority. Through the workshop, the various stakeholders shared…Read more

Scale Up Workshop – 6th July 2015

Attendees at the Scale-Up Workshop gather outside Nkrumah Hall. PHOTO CREDIT: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team The Dar Ramani Huria Scale Up Workshop took place at Nkrumah Hall, University of Dar es Salaam, on Monday 6th of July. Over the next three months, the Ramani Huria project ‘Community Mapping for Flood Resilience’ will be building on previous work and expanding mapping of additional wards across Dar es Salaam. The scale-up will be lead by a group of fifteen students who have been trained by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and previously worked with community members…Read more

Closing Community Forum in Tandale Ward

Mapping activities in Tandale were wrapped up at the Community Forum at the ward office on May 29th, 2015. In Tandale, five weeks of mapping work have been performed by community members of this ward and Ardhi University students, from April 21st 2015 until May 22nd. The Community forum officially delivered the maps of Tandale. Ward officials were presented with maps of the roads, buildings and drainage network. Two media outlets were present to cover the event, The Guardian News Paper and the television station Channel Ten. Opening remarks were made by one…Read more